Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.39
Liaison Marianne Martin
Submission Date Sept. 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Colorado Boulder
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.25 / 3.00 Heid VanGenderen
Chief Sustainability Officer
University of Colorado Boulder
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Does the institution have formal participatory or shared governance bodies through which the following stakeholders can regularly participate in the governance of the institution?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Academic staff Yes
Non-academic staff Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal participatory or shared governance bodies:
The Chancellor established a campus-wide sustainability Council in April 2021 that is comprised of five students, five faculty and five staff and will make policy, program, guidelines and investment recommendations to the campus cabinet (the Chancellor, COO and Provost). CU Student Government (CUSG) provides several potential avenues for students. CUSG appoints a Sustainability Director to serve on executive staff. See htpps://www.colorado.edu/cusg/ Students also have the 51 year-old student supported Environmental Center and its Board as an additional avenue. Staff and students participated in the system level Deferred Maintenance and Sustainability sub-committee of the system level strategic plan that resulted in the Sustainability Report. See https://www.cu.edu/doc/2021cusustainabilityreportpdf. Staff can serve on Staff Council (see: http://www.cu.edu/ucsc), and academic staff can participate in the Boulder Faculty Assembly through various of its committees which includes the Committee on Science Education and Climate. See https://www.colorado.edu/bfa/

Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
9

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of non-academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of women serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
5

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
55.56

Website URL where information about the institution’s highest governing body may be found:
Does the institution host or support one or more formal bodies through which external stakeholders have a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them?:
Yes

A brief description of the campus-community council or equivalent body that gives external stakeholders a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them:
All registered voters in the state of Colorado vote for the governing body of the CU System, the Board of Regents. The University of Colorado Board of Regents consists of nine members serving staggered six-year terms, one elected from each of Colorado's seven congressional districts and two from the state at large. Each member is an unpaid volunteer. Regents approve the University Systems budget, set its tuition and priorities, and hire and evaluate the CU System's President. The Board of Regents host 7 regular meetings each year that are open to the public. Along with these publicly available meeting dates, community members are also encouraged to email the Regents with issues and concerns. https://regents.cu.edu/ Many of the CU System programs that are focused on communities within Colorado provide a structure where community members can provide feedback to how the University Systems engages with and impacts them. http://cuforcolorado.cu.edu/programs.aspx

Number of people from underrepresented groups serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body.:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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